Modernization CFR 1st version, Cluj-Napoca

Status: concept design
Year: 2008
Program: sport & leisure
Place: Cluj-Napoca
Project area: 15.000 sqm


The CFR Stadium transformation was the first challenge in this field that I received. We looked for a line that would unify the different stages and existing buildings, rebalancing the masses built on the three buildable sides of the playing field. We imagined reinforced concrete frames and prefabricated steps, covered with a steel structure combined with cables. Under the stand, we developed multi-story parking, and under the new grandstand, an underground one. The desired unification was achieved in the project by modulating the structure and then by translucent closure of the bodies under the steps making facades of metal profiles with the appearance of wands. The project, although advanced, was stopped and replaced with the construction of only the new grandstand, on the east side, due to the short time available for the site. For the new, demountable solution, we took over elements of the expression of translucent plans, which were the first working formulas with transparency, later developed, in different forms, for all major stadium and multipurpose hall projects that followed.

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